Championship: Ryan Dougherty Knocks Joey DiPascale Down to 14 Big Blinds; Then DiPascale Doubles Thru Dougherty

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  19 of 1,541

Ryan Dougherty
Ryan Dougherty

With the board showing 10c5s2s8d on the turn, Ryan Dougherty checked the big blind, Joey DiPascale bet 375,000 from under the gun, and Dougherty called.

The river card was the Kd, Dougherty checked, DiPascale bet 725,000, and Dougherty called with Ks3s for a rivered pair of kings. DiPascale rechecked his cards before mucking, and Dougherty took the pot.

Ryan Dougherty  –  4,300,000  (43 bb)
Joey DiPascale  –  1,350,000  (14 bb)

Joey DiPascale
Joey DiPascale

A short while later, Dougherty raised from the hijack to 200,000, DiPascale moved all in from the cutoff for 1,000,000, and Dougherty called with AsQc.

DiPascale turned over Ad2d, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Js8d4d2s9h, and DiPascale flopped a diamond flush draw and turned a pair of deuces to win the pot and double up in chips.

Joey DiPascale  –  2,250,000  (23 bb)
Ryan Dougherty  –  3,250,000  (33 bb)

With 19 players remaining from a field of 1,541, the average chip stack is around 4,050,000 (41 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $33,100 each.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until there are two tables remaining (16 players).